Bob Saget has a famously dichotomous public image: While he's still widely recognized for his '90s television ubiquity, Saget was a standup long before he became a huggy surrogate father to a generation of Full House
viewers. The ribald nature of Saget's act is less shocking to today's comedy audiences, thanks to his appearance in The Aristocrats
and a role that subverted his family-friendly image on Entourage
; still, what stands out about Saget's humor is how defiantly strange it can be. Saget's penchant for the absurd shines through, whether he's onstage or behind the camera for the underrated cult comedy Dirty Work.
With his first book, Dirty Daddy
, due out in paperback this month, Saget is really hitting his stride. In advance of his run at Comedy Works South
this weekend, Westword
caught up with Saget for a rambly and digressive phone conversation covering Dirty Daddy
, his dichotomous public image and why you shouldn't have sex with things.
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